About Random House Events
Our Random House special events create one-of-a-kind experiences, connecting readers with authors—and readers with readers. Our events (which currently operate virtually via Zoom) are tailor-made to draw you into the unique worlds of all kinds of books and give you exclusive access to remarkable authors.
Discover your next favorite read at Open House, chat with others at our Random House Book Club Virtual Happy Hour, dive into big ideas with One World’s Ideas & Action series, start or deepen your wellness journey with our Well Enough program, or meditate on life’s big (and small!) questions at our Spiritual Thought series.
Whether you’re looking for a unforgettable book launch party, a deep dive into the latest topics in pop culture and the news, a sneak peek at soon-to-be-released titles, a lively talk on today’s most urgent questions or a fulfilling book club chat, we hope these events will feed your mind and infuse your day (and your bookshelf) with a little more joy and inspiration.
How do I find out about Random House events before they happen?
The best way to make sure you never miss an event is to sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of this page.
How do I register for a Random House event?
Each event will have its own registration page. We often use Eventbrite for registrations, but sometimes you will be directed to register with one of our independent bookstore partners. If you have any questions, email email@example.com and we can help you out!
How much does it cost to attend events?
The cost of admission varies. Some events are free to attend, while others require that you purchase the featured book or submit proof of purchase to attend—which you can do when you register for your ticket! Every book purchase helps support our authors and our bookstore partners.
Can I buy the featured author’s (or authors’) book?
In some cases, the cost of your event ticket is simply the price of the book (in publishing lingo, we call this a “bundle”!). In cases where event admission is free, we make books available for purchase as add-ons when you register, so that you have the option to buy the book if you wish!
Who fulfills and ships my book order?
We love working with an array of independent booksellers across the United States to make books available to buy through our events! Each event provides a unique opportunity for us to work with a different bookstore partner—or multiple partners! You can find out which store we’re working with by visiting the individual event pages.
Why haven’t I received my book yet?
Our bookstore partners ship out books featured in Random House events. We recommend reaching out to the bookstore directly for a status on your shipment. Their contact information can be found on your Eventbrite ticket confirmation. Please be sensitive to the workload of our independent bookstore partner. It may take a couple weeks to receive your book, but your support of this bookstore is so important and will not go unnoticed!
When I order a book through one of your events, who gets my money?
100% of book sales go to our bookselling partners. Thanks for doing your part to help these bookstores thrive!
Why are some events U.S. only?
We love seeing participants join us from all over; however, we can only ship books to U.S. mailing addresses. If an event is bundled, attendees must have a U.S. address. When possible, we make an option available to donate your copy of the book to an organizational partner—in this case, you don’t need a U.S. address to sign up for the event.
Where is my ticket confirmation?
Your ticket confirmation will come from Eventbrite to the email address you used to register for the event. If you can’t find yours, it’s always good to check your spam folder just in case!
I can no longer attend an event—what do I do?
Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide refunds on book-bundled events. Your book will still ship to you regardless of missing the event. A link to view the recording of the event will be sent to your email after the event.
What online platforms do you use to host events?
We host our virtual events on Zoom Meetings and Webinars. If you have not used Zoom before, we recommend referencing these guidelines.
Do I need a Zoom account to attend?
Our virtual events are taking place on Zoom these days, so an account is required to participate. Learn how to set up a Zoom account with this starter guide.
Where is my Zoom link?
Your Zoom link for the event can be found in your ticket confirmation email, which will also include the core details of the event.
I need help on Zoom! It doesn’t look like it’s working!
Please consult these troubleshooting tips from Zoom.
Are you doing in-person events?
Not quite yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we’re ready to gather folks in person again!
Can I view the event recording again after it airs?
We’ll send a link to view the recording in a follow-up email. We typically send these emails the day after the event, so keep an eye out!
Are your events accessible for visually impaired or hard of hearing guests?
We’re always working on improving accessibility for our readers. You can enable captions by clicking LIVE TRANSCRIPT on the bottom of your Zoom screen. These captions are auto-generated.
I love your events! How can I share Random House events with friends?
Aw gosh! We like you too, and we appreciate your interest in spreading the word. We encourage them to subscribe to the Random House Events newsletter, which goes out about every two weeks and always features our latest event schedule. They can sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of this page. (Bonus: Newsletter subscribers will also receive our monthly Wine Down email, featuring news, pop culture recommendations, book picks, and a recipe!)
My brand would love to partner with Random House events! How can I make this happen?
We love working with brand partners! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can connect you with our partnerships team!
Can I host a Random House author at an event of my own?
There are tons of ways to connect with our authors! Many of our authors will join your book club discussion—fill out the form on our Author Chat page.
If you are looking to invite an author to an event, please find contact information for the appropriate publicity department here.
If you are looking to book an author for a speaking engagement, please find featured speakers, topics, and booking information on our Speakers Bureau site.
Who can I email if I have questions?
Please email email@example.com with any questions!